Micah Maddox is a women’s event speaker, Bible teacher, and author of Anchored In: Experience a Power-Full Life in a Problem-Filled World. She is passionate about helping women find purpose, peace, and calm in our chaotic world. Micah is on the Proverbs31 Ministries First5 Writing Team. As a pastor’s wife and mother of four, she contributes her time to her family and local church serving as a women’s ministry leader. Micah loves to give a voice to hurting hearts and writes and speaks to the one who needs encouragement. You can connect with her at micahmaddox.com or on YouTube. You can find her book here.
While we each hold our own specific goals for individual children, there is one thing we can do that will launch them into the new school year with a fresh wave of hope and God-centered thinking. We can pray.
I have always loved a new journal and a fancy pen. There is something special about putting those first words on the page and filling each of the pages with thoughts, Scripture, and prayers. I find journaling God’s Word keeps me grounded in my faith and growing in my relationship with the Lord.
“Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You” (Psalm 119:11).
Journaling doesn’t just put the words on the page, but it helps engrain them in the heart. If you have ever wanted to journal God’s Word, but you aren’t sure what to write, or where to start, this is for you. I am going to share a few tips that have helped me journal through the Bible several times.
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If you are looking for a simple way to get back on track in communing with God daily, or develop a regular habit of daily devotion, these simple tips might help. Photo credit: Unsplash/Joel Muniz
While we all wrestle with our own fears, there is one common place we can run to when fear gets ahold of our hearts. God’s Word offers truth, promises, and prayers as remedy to cure the heart of the uneasy worry that seems to wreck us.
The world tells our children so many lies. While we try to prepare and protect our kids from the enemy of their souls, there is no better defense we can offer than to stand in the gap and pray.
No matter how long you have been studying and reading God’s Word, there is always a way to extend your time and expand your relationship with God. While quantity does not always equal quality, your efforts of honoring God with your time will pay off.
The little eyes in your home are always watching and learning from you, for better or worse. The best way to teach your kids about faith is to model it for them. So what exactly are they learning from your faith?
If there has ever been a time in our world when it is difficult to know what to do, the time is now. Some say stand up and shout, others say wait with perseverance. Some wave patriotic flags, some raise social justice agendas. While I’m sure all mean well, I often find myself in a place of decision. What should I do? Where do I stand? When should I speak up and when should I stay silent?
While I know you are already forming your own responses to those loaded questions, the Bible offers great help for all of us no matter where we stand. When we don’t know exactly what to do or how to go about standing up for truth, here are few places we can begin.
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How can we count it all joy like James speaks of even in trials and temptation? Is it really even possible? The Bible gives us a good idea of the answer, and I want to share some of the verses and reasons we can count joy no matter what.
While yes, God knows everything, it’s good sometimes to remember how far God’s love, mercy, and grace extends. There is no limit to the goodness, the healing, the hope, the saving of Jesus.